Via Ferrata Dolomites: the best customized “hut to hut trek”, from 2 to 10 days

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This is simply the best, most flexible and complete proposal for your holiday on the Via Ferrata of the Dolomites!

If you are looking for information about the Via Ferrata in the Dolomites, you are in the right place! Here you will find information on all the aspects of the Via Ferrata hut-to-hut treks, as well as logistical details to help you organize your holiday in Italy. You will need only 20 minutes to read this informative page about the Via Ferrata Dolomites, Refuges (Alpine huts) of the Dolomites, Flight strategies to get to Italy and transfer to the Dolomites, clothing and gear for the mountains.

It’s a great resource to organizing your Via Ferrata holiday in the Dolomites!

I suggest a flexible program (from 1 day to a maximum of 10 days) from hut to hut. After reading the background material and studying the hut-to-hut options, please email me with your preferences to begin discuss the organization of your first holiday on the via ferrata of the dolomites. Practically every part of the program can be customized to match what you want.

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1. Via Ferrata Dolomites: basic info

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Read these basic information about Via Ferrata in the Dolomites and logistics for organizing your travel in Italy. Don’t hesitate to ask me any other specific questions you may have.  

2. Via Ferrata Dolomites: modular program in the Central Dolomites

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… and visit inside a Refugio of the Dolomites

THE DAY BEFORE  (our briefing)

Via Ferrata Dolomites: Bolzano Bozen town

Upon your arrival in Bolzano, you’ll be welcomed by your mountain guide at your hotel. Sipping a cup of marvelous Italian espresso (or an “aperitivo”), we’ll have a briefing to go over your chosen program. 

DAY 1 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Roda de Vaèl

Walking time for the approach: 1.30 hrs
Climbing time: 3.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 1.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.30 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 765 m.

Via Ferrata dolomites: Roda de Vael

We start from your accommodation and take the local bus (for the single day option we go in the car of the mountain guide) to Karer pass. From Karer pass we take the Paolina chairlift to  Refuge Paolina  and than walk in direction of the Refuge Roda di Vael. Near this refuge the VIA FERRATA RODA DI VAEL begins. It’s a perfect Dolomites via ferrata for beginners not particularly exposed. After completing the via ferrata route, we descend to Vajolon pass and continue to Refuge Fronza alle Coronelle. (about 5 hrs).

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If you take a “single day” option, the tour ends here and we return to Bolzano in the car of the Mountain Guide. If you are in a multi-days trek, we overnight at the Refugio.

DAY 2 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Santner

Walking time for the approach: 0.40 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.40 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 751 m.

Via Ferrata dolomites: via ferrata Santner

From Refuge Fronza alle Coronelle, we start by climbing the VIA FERRATA SANTNER to Santner pass where the Refuge Santner is located, then we continue to Refuge Re Alberto and on to Refuge Principe. (about 6 hrs).

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The “2 Day trek” ends here, and we descend to the lower Fassa Valley and return to Bolzano on the local bus.

DAY 3  – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Antermoja

Walking time for the approach: 0.10 hrs
Climbing time: 4.00 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 2.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.40 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 657 m.

Via Ferrata dolomites: via ferrata Antermoja

From Refuge Principe we climb the VIA FERRATA D’ANTERMOJA and descend on the other side, continue to Refuge Alpe di Tires near the Siusi plateau. (about 6-7 hrs)

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The “3 Day trek” ends here, and we descend to the Tires valley and return to Bolzano on the local bus.

DAY 4 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Maximiliansteig

Walking time for the approach: 0.20 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 4.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 448 m.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: via ferrata Maximiliansteig

From the Refugio Alpe di Tires we climb directly the VIA FERRATA MAXIMILIANSTEIG. A typical via ferrata along a exposed crest. We climb down on the other side and come back at Refugio Alpe di Tires. we continue cross the Udai Valley, and finish at the Refuge Sassopiatto/Plattkofelhuette  (about 8 hrs)

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The “4 Day trek” ends here, and we descend to the high Fassa Valley and return to Bolzano on the local bus.  

DAY 5 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Schuster

Walking time for the approach: 2.00 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 7.30 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 875 m.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: Via ferrata Schuster

From Refuge Sasso Piatto, we head north to the Sasso Piatto peak and Refuge Vicenza and then climb the VIA FERRATA SCHUSTER.  We descend to the Refuge Sasso Piatto and continue to Refuge Valentini or Refuge Friedrich August at Sella pass (about 6 hrs). 

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The “5 Day trek” ends here, we return from Sella pass to Bolzano on the local bus.

DAY 6 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Meisules

Walking time for the approach: 0.45 hrs
Climbing time: 3.00 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.45 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 728 m.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: via ferrata Meisules

From Refuge Valentini or Refuge Friedrich August, we climb the VIA FERRATA MEISULES, traverse the crags of the Sella Group to Pordoi saddle and descend to Hotel Savoia at Pordoi Pass ….the oldest Hotel of the Central Dolomites…. a historical building of the pre-touristical era…. (about 6 hrs).

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The “6 Day trek” ends here, we return from Pordoi pass to Bolzano on the local bus.

DAY 7 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Piazzetta

Walking time for the approach: 1.20 hrs
Climbing time: 2.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 3.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 1106 m.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: via ferrata Piazzetta

From Hotel Savoia we climb the VIA FERRATA PIAZZETTA and return to the Pordoi pass. Then we continue on the Viel del Pan path to Refuge Viel del Pan (5-6 h) or Refuge Castiglioni at Fedaia Pass (about 6-7 hrs).

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The “7 Day trek” ends here, we return from Pordoi pass to Bolzano on the local bus.

DAY 8 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Trincee

Walking time for the approach: 1.30 hrs
Climbing time: 3.30 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 1.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.00 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 528 m.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: via ferrata delle Trincee

From Refuge Viel del Pan or Castiglioni, we climb the incredible VIA FERRATA DELLE TRINCEE (Via ferrata of WWI trenches).  It is an original Kaiserjaeger (Austrian mountain troops) via ferrata from the 1914-1918 war. We descend on the other side to Refuge Passo Fedaia (about 6 hrs).

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The “8 Day trek” ends here, we return from Fedaia pass to Bolzano via local taxi and bus.

DAY 9 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Eterna

Walking time for the approach: 0.30 hrs
Climbing time: 4.00 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 2.00 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 893 m.

via ferrata Dolomites: via ferrata Marmolada

From Refuge Passo Fedaia we climb the “Alpini” (Italian mountain troops) VIA FERRATA ETERNA at the Marmolada Serauta peak. We descend the Marmolada di Rocca glacier to Refuge Pian dei Fiacconi (about 7 hrs).

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The “9 Day trek” ends here, we return from Fedaia pass to Bolzano via local taxi and bus.

DAY 10 – Via Ferrata Dolomites: Marmolada

Walking time for the approach: 1.50 hrs
Climbing time: 3.00 hrs
Walking time for the next Rifugio: 2.30 hrs
Total time of this day: 6.50 hrs  –  Total vertical gain (up): 643 m.

Via Ferrata Dolomites: via ferrata Marmolada Punta Penia

The last day….. from Refuge Pian dei Fiacconi, we climb the Marmolada Penia peak (the highest summit of the Dolomites at 3343 m) via the west ridge on the VIA FERRATA DI PUNTA PENIA. We descend on the main glacier of the Marmolata to Refuge Pian dei Fiacconi (about 5-6 hrs).

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The “10 Day trek” ends here, we return from Fedaia pass to Bolzano via local taxi and bus.

Do you want to continue? 🙂  It’s possible!!!!  If you are an Iron Man /Woman we can continue another 10 days on the via ferrata of the eastern Dolomites…. your Via Ferrata Dolomites guide is ready to go!

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